The Centre has extended the deadline up to March 31 next year for mandatory linking of the national biometric identifier
to avail the benefit of various services and welfare measures.
Computer scientists are now introducing a new biometric identifier
which can be used with the eyewear computer Google Glass.
Passengers will be directed to one of these Lanes based on a biometric identifier
in their travel documents which triggers the results of a risk assessment conducted by government before the individual arrives at the airport.
Whereas physical items such as security cards, keys and passwords can be lost or stolen, the biometric identifier
is unique to each individual.
There's also a requirement for the FAA to roll out tamper-proof pilot certificates that contain a photo of the airman and possibly even a biometric identifier
Fingerprints are the oldest biometric identifier
and the least effective.
The cards must be cryptographically enabled and use a biometric identifier
government agencies, perhaps because faces are a biometric identifier
with which most people are familiar.
It includes a technical annexe outlining the minimum standards for producing such a biometric identifier
photograph and insists that EU passports "include a storage medium with sufficient capacity, which shall be highly secured and shall contain a facial image".
A secure chip that contains a unique personal biometric identifier
The law also requires the installation of biometric identifier
readers and scanners at all ports of entry by October 26, 2004.
Clearly, hair length would not be a good biometric identifier
," says Wayman.